Any album that bears cover art that looks like this has got to be worth at least a few cursory listens. Snakes for the Divine is the fifth record from former Sleep guitarist Mike Pike, and this video for “Frost Hammer” from the album is a typically frantic affair, full of fast cuts and demonic imagery.
Sleep fans can look forward to a full rendition of Holy Mountain at ATP New York later this year, but Snakes for the Divine will almost fill the gap between then and now, despite its more traditional metal leanings. This video even features a woman drinking from a goblet, from which an albino snake emerges. It doesn’t get much more metal than that.